I'm Kristin! Director and tutor at MeriNewport. I started at MeriEducation back in 2012. In March, I'll have been here for 4 years! I think I fell in love with MeriEd from the very first second that I stepped into the Riverside center and smelled the Hawaiian Breeze. After gaining a ton of instructor and managerial experience at MeriRiverside and MeriRedlands, I am now in MeriNewport as its Director. MeriEducation gives me a chance to make a difference every time I meet a new family or tutor a new student. Aside from MeriEducation, I'm very passionate about music. If I could shrink my piano, put it in my pocket, and expand it every time I wanted to use it, I would take full advantage of that. And science! Biology is incredibly fascinating to me, and I love knowing how all things work.
What do they say about me?
"I love Kristin. She is an amazing tutor, and she could not be replaced by ANYONE! I hope to be tutored by her for the rest of my academic years."
"She is very nice and makes me laugh but also keeps me focused on what I'm learning the tasks at hand"
What is your teaching style?
My peers describe me as nurturing. I am patient, but also set reasonably high expectations for my students. I believe in success through encouragement. And also in helping kids memorize/understand things by making up corny jokes and sayings to help adhere concepts to memory! :) I enter each session with the understanding that all of my students' needs are different and believe in catering to each student as such.